Despite challenges due to the COVID epidemic, Shirin Moossavi (top left) successfully defended her PhD thesis online, apparently from the ruins of Persepolis! The proceedings were chaired by Dr. Miguel Uyaguari-Diaz from the Department of Microbiology. The external examiner was Dr. Jayne Danska from the University of Toronto. Examiners from the University of Manitoba included Dr. John Wylie, Dr. Meaghan Jones, Dr. Denice Bay, and, of course, thesis supervisor Dr. Meghan Azad (lower right).
Thanks to the many friends, colleagues, family members and supporters who turned into the presentation on Zoom and on Youtube! The online format allowed for more people to see the defense than would likely have been possible in person, contributing to the overall success of the event.
Congratulations, Dr. Moossavi, on this exciting accomplishment!
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